Can you eat onion sprouts? You know, the kind that grows when you keep onions in storage for too long? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 10 Old 05-13-2008, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I hate to waste them if they are edible. On the other hand, I don't want to eat them if they are not.



If you can eat them, are they best raw or cooked?

My storage onions are pretty old, and I guess we're not eating them up fast enough. I didn't keep them dark enough, either, though they were covered with burlap. They must know that it is spring.

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Slice them and use as green onions... Or cook as you would leeks

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I always just chop them up with the onions and use them like I normally would.
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I usually break them off and just munch them plain- but I'm weird like that. I eat raw scallions too, and have eaten raw onions (not sprouted) in the past. Onion sprouts are much stronger in flavor than scallions.

Darnit, now I want some scallions!

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A little OT but I take the green onions I buy at the store, slice off the roots and set them in a vase of water. They keep growing! I always have fresh green onions now and I no longer pay.
They are green and not unattractive on my counter ( I have great sun all day in my kitchen)
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A little OT but I take the green onions I buy at the store, slice off the roots and set them in a vase of water. They keep growing! I always have fresh green onions now and I no longer pay.
They are green and not unattractive on my counter ( I have great sun all day in my kitchen)


I'm really going to try this. How much of the root do you keep? Do you ever repot it in soil?

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I leave less than an inch of white above the roots. Last year I stuck them in a potted plant nearby, but I grew weary of poking my finger in the dirt to make a spot for each green onion. This winter that plant was no longer with us (RIP coffee plant) so I just stuck them into the vase where I was forcing some paperwhites. They are thriving yet, after a few weeks they are 18 inches long and I pinch off what I need and let them regrow again and again. I might experiment and move some outside to the garden and see if I can get some full grown onions out of the deal....
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That is the coolest idea about the green onions! I am so going to get some and do that.

Thanks!
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I buy onions in 10 lb bags so I always have a few that sprout by the time I get to them. What I do is plant them in the garden. The green sprouts grow tall and dark green very fast, and then I slice them and use them as green onions. You can slice off the sprouts and new ones will grow back.

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Ok....I put my green onions in water the day after it was suggested on this thread and several days later they have really taken off!!!!

I should have enough to cut for a salad by next week some time. What a great idea! Thanks so much. I'm totally going to share this tip with others.

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